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Sep 19, 2012 11:35pm PDT
. others have a strain and aggressive strain of carp involving a pitch fork and waterskis. alex perez went along for the hunt. >> flying fish tore spepedo. a pitch fork is all he has to fight back. his target. asian carp greedy, hungry, fish threatening to invade the great lakes. >> it's a accomplish going 30 miles an hour. >> you may have seen him anchors down in the ring but the pro wrestler has a new challenge. from florida to california adrift in the world of extreme fishing. i took the bait and met up with eric on the banks of the illinois river. >> what have you learned about fishing as you go along? >> it's american ingenuity. it's about meeting interesting people, tenacious, hard working. they found dangerous, extreme ways of catching fish. >> an national planet's "off the hook extreme catches" follows eric as he finds way to get them on the hook. from using paddle boards, to extreme fishing. and the asian carp imported in the '70s to clean their ponds. >> this whole area they call it carp ground zero. >> now the fish that can't be stopped. >> they spawn three types a year. have kn
ABC
Sep 19, 2012 11:35pm EDT
perez on the illinois river. >> he's crazy. thanks, alex, "extreme catch" airs sunday on "animal planet." thanks for watching abc news.
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
alive because of luck and their own fast reflexes. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: a potentially deadly mid air collision. express jet flight 6075 was taking off from chicago's o'hare in may 2011 when panic suddenly filled the cockpit. sky west 6958 was coming in on, quote, a collision course. the express jet pilot was able to react quigley. after nearly being killed, i keyed up the mike and yelled to the tower controller what the expletive was that. three months earlier, another close call at o'hare, same situation, same runway. as a result of close calls at o'hare, the faa has taken action. there's a new intersection warning and the controllers responsible for those two run waifrs now sit right next to each other to eliminate confusion. there were seven near serious collisions across the country in 2011 and in this case, the credit goes to the pilot. >> i took overt pilot action to avoid an error. we got lucky. that's clearly a cause for concern. >> reporter: the faa points out 99.99% of airline operations went off without a hitch. though pilots and passengers may wonder if tha
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 1:05am PDT
, and sheer luck. as abc's alex perez explains, changes have been made to keep it from happening again. >> reporter: a potentially deadly midair collision. express jet flight 6075 was taking off from chicago's o'hare airport in may 2011 when panic suddenly filled the cockpit. sky west 5958 coming in on a, quote, collision course. the express jet pilot was able to react quickly averting disaster. newly released interviews reveal the pilot's fear after nearly being killed, i keyed up the mike and yelled to the comptroller what the [ bleep ] was that, he said. just a few months later, close call at o'hare airport, same situation, same runways. as a result of the close calls here at o'hare airport, the faa has taken corrective action. there's a new virtual intersection warning, and the controllers responsible for those two runways now sit next to each other to eliminate confusion. there were seven serious near collisions across the country in 2011. in this case, the credit goes to the pilots. >> it took overt pilot action to avoid an error. we got lucky. that's -- that's clearly cause for
ABC
Sep 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the same question. how do you grade a teacher? abc's alex perez in chicago. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start this fight! >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores. a formula the union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. mayor rahm emanuel believes the new measure will help turn around the district's staggering statistics. >> it's about ensuring that over a period of time we have a way to raise the quality of the teachers. >> reporter: the numbers are sobering. that statistic, for every 100 chicago public school freshmen, only 8% get four-year college degrees. while the strike continues, it's been business as usual for 52,000 other chicago public school students. they attend charter schools like uno school on chicago's southwest side, public schools tied to nonprofit organizations who create their own achievement goals and routinely outperform noncharter public schools. why do you feel charter school
ABC
Sep 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to detonate his car bomb outside a bar, not knowing the fbi had given him a fake explosive. abc's alex perez has all of the new details. >> reporter: in court today, the attorney for 18-year-old daoud said his client was young and immature, but no terrorist. >> i know terrorism cases. this doesn't smell like a terrorism case. >> reporter: prosecutors charged he was determined to kill americans. according to court documents investigators tracked daoud for months. in one internet forum he allegedly wrote "i live in the united states of america/hypocrisy. i hate the oppression of the usa and i would love to do something that would hurt it from the inside." his target, according to investigators, a packed downtown chicago bar friday night. the co-owner of cal's bar and liquors told abc he believes his bar was the target. the location matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud parked his jeep cherokee, containing what he believed was a bar in front of the bar, walked away and then attempted to detonate the device. that's when the fbi pounced. i graduate from his suburban high
ABC
Sep 17, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the fbi had given him a fake explosive. abc's alex perez has all of the new details. in court today, his attorney said he is no terrorist. prosecutors said he was determined to kill americans. according to court documents investigators tracked daoud for months. in one internet forum he allegedly wrote "i live in the united states of america/hypocrisy. i hate the oppression of the usa and i would love to do something that would hurt it from the inside." his target, according to investigators, a packed downtown bar friday night. the co-owner of cal's bar and liquors told abc he believes his bar was the target. the location matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud parked his jeep jerky with what he believed was a bar, walked away and then planned to detonate the device. that's when the fbi pounced. according to court papers he prepared a book report saying osama wasn't crazy for wanting to destroy america. this superpower killed millions of people. the teenager grew up and still lived with his parents on this quiet block in illinois today. parents did not want to answ
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Sep 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: an dangerous almost on-air collision. the express jet was coming in. after nearly being ill account i keyed up the mike and yelled to the tower controller what the expletive was that. three months earlier, another close call at o'hare, same situation, same runway. as a result of close calls at o'hare, the faa has taken action. the controllers responsible for those two runways now sit next to each other to eliminate confusion. there were seven near serious collisions across the country and in this case the credit goes to the pilot. >> i took overt pilot action to avoid an error. we got lucky. that's clearly a cause for concern. >> reporter: the faa points out 99.99% of airline operations went off without a hitch. though pilots and pains may wonder if that's good enough. alex perez, abc news, chicago. >>> and still ahead here on "world news," how this family added tens of thousands of dollars to the value of their home with just a few simple and smart moves. it's real money, next. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a
ABC
Sep 16, 2012 7:00am PDT
back to work. and abc's alex perez joins us from chicago with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, ron. it has been a long, frustrating week for the 350,000 students and parents affected by all this. teachers have been rallying and picketing by the thousands. now, both sides say they have a framework for a deal and the teachers union is expected to vote on this new proposal by late this afternoon. now, the sticking point here, which could become an issue in at least 23 states, is how teachers are evaluated and how standardized test scores are factored into that evaluation. this latest proposal makes that number about 30% of the evaluation. so as you might imagine, there are school districts all over the country who are watching very closely how things unfold here in chicago. ron? >> all right, alex perez in chicago, thanks for that report. >>> and the air force basic training program which has been rocked by a sex scandal will now be run by a woman. colonel debra liddick was named to head the program at lack land air force base. dozens of female recruits have alleged that they wer
ABC
Sep 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >> neither side is backing down this morning, putting learning on hold for 350,000 students. abc's alex perez has more from the windy city. >> reporter: it's the largest teacher strike this country has seen in more than two decades. 29,000 union members strong refusing to go to work until they get what they want. >> we are fighting for dignity, respect and a fair contract. >> we say fight back! >> reporter: the showdown pits the powerful teachers union against the chicago mayor. president obama's former chief of staff, recaahm emanuel. >> this is a strike of choice, the wrong choice for our children and it's not necessary. >> city officials launched a plan, opening 144 schools for a half day to serve kids breakfast, lunch and keep them busy. the strike has left thousands of parents in the church. this woman scrambled to rearrange her schedule to pick her kids up early, the strike and the soaring murder rate is what most bothers her.? >> with kids on the street. something might happen to our children. >> we say fight back! >> reporter: chicago teachers are fighting for better pay and benefits.
ABC
Sep 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start thisis figh. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores. a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. the mayor believes the new measure will help turn around the district's staggering statistics. >> it is about ensuring over a period of time we have a way to raise the quality of the teachers. >> reporter: the numbers are sobering. that statistic for every 100 chicago public school freshmen only 8% get four-year college degrees. while the strike continues, it has been business as usual for 52,000 other chicago public school students. they attend charter schools like uno school, chicago's southwest side. public schools tied to nonprofit organizations who create their own achievement goals and routinely outperform non charter public schools. why do you feel charter sc
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
, reflexes, and sheer luck. as abc's alex perez explains, changes have been made to keep it from happening again. >> reporter: a potentially deadly midair collision, express jet flight 6075 was taking off from chicago's o'hare airport in may 2011 when panning suddenly filled the cockpit. sky west 5958 coming in on a quote, collision course. the express jet pilot was able to react quickly averting disaster. newly released interviews reveal the pilot's fear after nearly being killed, i keyed up the meek and yelled to tt comptroller what the [ bleep ] was that, he said. just a few months later, close call at o'hare airport, same situation, same runways. as a result of the close calls here at o'hare airport, the faa has taken corrective action. there is a new virtual intersection warnened and the controller responsible for the two run ways now sit next to each other to eliminate confusion. there were seven serious near collisions across the country in 2011. in this case, the credit goes to the pilots. >> it took overt pilot action to avoid an error. we got lucky. that's -- that's clearly cause
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. and soon. abc's alex perez now on when it will drop and how much. alex? >> reporter: diane, here at the chicago gas station, they're paying 85 cents more than the national average. it's a sight being seen across gas stations across the country. the average price is up 17 cents from this time last year. now, prices were already inching upward when hurricane isaac forced gulf coast refineries to shut down. but there's good news, the refineries are resuming operations and our panel of experts believe relief is coming our way with the end of the summer driving season and a cheaper winter blend, our experts predict by thanksgiving, average gas prices will drop to about $3.25 or $3.50 a gallon. a big improvement from the $3.84 average we are seeing today. and there is immediate relief in sight. aaa believes prices could be up pre-hurricane isaac levels by next week. diane. >> thanks so much, alex. and as you mentioned hurricane isaac, the remnants of that storm still pouring down across the northeast which meant for many families, children went back to school in slickers and boots. but
ABC
Sep 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in american cities and towns across this country, and abc's alex perez leads us off. >> reporter: it's the largest teachers' strike this country has seen in more than 2 decades, 29,000 union members strong, refusing to go to work until they get what they want. >> we are fighting for dignity and respect and for a fair contract. >> all: we say fight back. >> reporter: the showdown pits the powerful teachers' union against chicago's mayor, president obama's former chief of staff, rahm emanuel. >> this is a strike of choice and it's the wrong choice for our children, and it's not necessary. >> reporter: city officials launched an emergency plan, opening 144 schools for a half day to serve kids breakfast, lunch and keep them busy. we visited crown elementary where students played games all morning instead of taking classes. are you upset that you're not able to be learning in the classroom today? >> yeah, because, well, how are we going to get our education without learning? >> reporter: the strike has left thousands of parents in the lurch. janice thompson scrambled to rearrange her sche
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
at this hour. abc's alex perez is in minneapolis right now with the very latest on this. alex? >> reporter: good morning, amy. we are learning new details this morning. apparently, the alleged gunman worked at the company up until just a short time before the shooting. >> it appears to be multiple agencies, both local and federal. >> reporter: the first calls to 911 came just after 4:30 thursday afternoon. >> said they heard ten shots. >> reporter: reports of shots fired inside accent signage system, a small signmaking company in this residential minneapolis neighborhood. within minutes, police were on the scene. >> we started hearing sirens everywhere. came out of our doors. and there's s.w.a.t. teams. >> reporter: as s.w.a.t. teams surrounded the building, police entered and began evacuating employees. but it was already too late. >> officers arrived and entered. found several victims inside. and were able to evacuate victims who were shot. >> reporter: inside, they found five people, including the gunman, dead. >> the suspect, the shooter, is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. >>
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
underground in a terrifying ordeal, traveling almost a mile before he was thankfully was rescued. alex perez has more. >> reporter: not even buckets of rain could stop jeff laporta and his buddy from having a good time. >> there was a big puddle. i was splashing through them and stuff, having fun. >> reporter: until mother nature pulled a trick on him. >> i fell right in there. >> reporter: what laporta thought was a shallow puddle in his town of parma, ohio, was a deep creek swollen with rain water. within seconds carrying the stunned teenager right into this drainpipe. >> it's like somebody putting you in a whirlpool. and spinning you around and getting your head knocked on the wall. >> reporter: and the scrapes and bruises on his legs and the six stitches in his arm only tell part of the frightening ordeal. the rushing water sucked laporta into the drainpipe. tumbling some 1500 feet. all along, he was gasping for air as the water rose over his head. >> i took a deep breath. i just stayed. and i was not going to give up. >> reporter: neither was his friend, who immediately flagged down hel
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
, traveling almost a mile before he was thankfully rescued. alex perez has more. >> reporter: not even buckets of rain could stop jeff laporta and his buddy from having a good time. >> we were having fun. >> reporter: until mother nature pulled a trick on him. >> i fell right in there. >> reporter: what laporta thought was a shallow puddle in his town of parma, ohio, was a drainpipe. it carried him right in this drainpipe. >> it's like somebody putting you in a whirlpool. and spinning you around. >> reporter: and the scrapes and bruises on his legs and the six stitches in his arm only tell part of the frightening ordeal. the rushing water sucked laporta into the drainpipe. he was gasping for air as the water rose over his head. >> i took a deep breath. i just stayed. and i was not going to give up. >> reporter: neither was his friend, who immediately flagged down help. firefighters searched for any sign of laporta. manhole after manhole, finally, they heard a screech. >> they lifted the manhole cover and said, hey, buddy, are you all right down there? he's crying. he was terrified. >> reporter
ABC
Sep 16, 2012 8:00am EDT
if they'll end their week-long walk-out. and go back to work. alex perez joins us with the latest. >> good morning, ron, it has been a long, frustrating week for the 350,000 students and their parents affected by all this. teachers have been rallying and picketing by the thousands. but both sides now say they have a framework for a deal and the teachers union is expected to vote on this new proposal by late this afternoon. the sticking point is how teachers are evaluated and how standardsized test scores are factored into that evaluation. now the teachers union said that this new proposal would limit that f factor to about 30% of t evaluation. of course, there are school districts all over the country that will be watching very closely on how this unfolds in chicago. ron? >>> and the air force basic training program that has been rocked by a sex scandal, will now be run by a woman, dozens of female recruits have alleged that they were sexually assaulted by male instructors. >>> and hundreds of people marked the one-year anniversary of the occupy wall street movement in new york city on sat
ABC
Sep 20, 2012 1:40am PDT
, a pitchfork and water skis. abc's alex perez has the story. >> oh! >> reporter: flying fish torpedos. it's full-fledged aquatic war fare on water skis. pitchfork and football helmets all eric young has got to fight back. his target -- asian carp, the greedy, hungry, flying fish that are threatening to invade the great lakes, slapping fishermen along the way. animal planet's "off the hook extreme catches" follows eric as he learns bizarre ways to get fish on the hook. from using paddle boards to reel in sharks, to free dive spear fishing for striped bass. today's target, a species of the insidious asian carp imported by catfish farmers in the '70s to clean their pond. >> if they were in the great lakes it would be devastating they're crowding out the native fish. this whole strip from here to peoria they call it carp ground zero. >> reporter: now a battle against time and the fish that just can't seem to be stopped. >> they spawn three times a year. they eat 40% of their body weight a day and have been known to grow beyond 100 pounds. >> reporter: to help navigate the waters, nate wallich
ABC
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am PDT
perez, outside of that bar in chicago. good morning to you, alex. >> reporter: good morning, josh, it's actually a liquor store and the bar. this is the place believed to be the target. this is a busy intersection, popular with stockbrokers. hundreds could have easily been hurt. authorities say 18-year-old adel daoud had one thing in mind. killing americans. his target, according to investigators, a packed bar in downtown chicago friday night. the fbi hasn't named the bar but overnight, the owner of cal's bar and liquors told abc news he believes his bar was the target. it matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud drove a jeep chair -- cherokey, parked it in front, and walked away. he didn't know the bomb was a fake. provided to him by undercover fbi agents. the bar's owner says approximately 15 undercover agents wearing ear pieces, surrounded the bar, arresting daoud on the spot. neighbors around daoud's suburban chicago home stunned at the allegations. according to the affidavit, undercover agents posing as radicals first started exchanging messages with daoud
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
's alex perez is in chicago with the very latest on this case. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. peterson had been behind bars waiting 3 1/2 years for this day. he was stone-faced and staring at the jury, when the verdict was read. >> finally, someone heard kathleen's cry. 12 people did the right thing. thank god. >> reporter: it's the justice kathleen savio's family never thought they would get. >> i'll never have my sister again. i still have to see her in a cemetery. at least i know she got justice wrch drew peterson's five-week murder trial centered on controversial hearsay evidence, that he had threatened savio. after hours of deliberations, 11 jurors agreed that peterson was guilty of first-degree murder. and they took five more hours to convince a holdout. >> i did not feel comfortable with joining the rest of the jury to convict. i was concerned about the hearsay evidence. >> reporter: savio and peterson were in the middle of a contentious divorce when she was found dead in 2004. the former chicago police officer was charged after her body was exhumed
ABC
Sep 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
perez is on the picket lines in the city right now. good morning to you, alex. >> reporter: good morning, josh. a number of teachers already on the picket lines this morning. this is a major head-on collision been mayor rahm emanuel, the president's former chief of staff, and the teacher's union. the two things the sides can't agree on are teacher evaluations and a benefits package. the city has enacted a special emergency contingency plan. 144 schools will be open. they'll be providing students for five hours today with breakfast, lunch, and somewhere to be at that time. after that, parents are pretty much on their own. the last time there was major strike was 1987. it lasted for 19 days. emp here is hoping this strike lasts nowhere near as long. >> we'll have updates all morning long. >>> meanwhile, a tragedy as president obama was campaigning in florida. a police officer on a motorcycle escorting the president's motorcade in west palm beach was hit by a pickup truck and killed. the white house says the president did not witness the accident in question. >>> and a dramatic rescue off c
ABC
Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
other things. alex perez is on the picture lines in the city right now. good morning to you, alex. >> reporter: good morning, josh. many teachers already on the picture lines here. this is a major collision between mayor rahm emanuel who is obama's former chief of staff and what happens here to impact education reform across the country. now, the city has enacted an emergency contingency plan. 144 schools are open for students, five hours today. that's solidarity here for the protesters, the strikers. but 144 schools are open for about five hours today. they will be provides breakfast and lunch to these students, but other than that, parents are pretty much on their own. so all eyes, as far as labor movement, on this strike right now, the last time there was a teachers' strike here in chicago was 1987. 25 years ago. that strike lasted 19 days. most here are hoping this strike will not last that long. josh? >> we'll have updates all morning long. thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, a tragedy as president obama was campaigning in florida. a police officer on a motorcycle escorting th
ABC
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar this weekend. this morning, the bar owner is speaking now. alex perez outside. >> reporter: good morning, josh, it's actually a liquor store and the bar. this is the place believed to be the target. this is a busy intersection, popular with stock traders. hundreds could easily have been hurt. authorities say 18-year-old adel daoud had one thing in mind. killing americans. his target, according to investigators a packed bar in downtown chicago overnight. the fbi hasn't named the bar overnight, the owner of cal's bar and liquor believes his bar was the target. it matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud drove a jeep cherokee and walked away. the bar's owner says approximately 15 undercover agents wearing ear pieces, surrounded the bar, arresting daoud on the spot. neighbors around daoud's suburban chicago home stunned at the allegation. according to the affidavit, undercover agents posing as radicals first started exchanging documents in may. it shows daoud had allegedly been sharing information online. in the criminal complai
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